Nephilium (1218) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma starts with dark fruit, roast, and chocolate. Pours an opaque black with a quickly fading dark tan head. Smooth flavor, with the chocolate notes very pronounced. Thereís a touch of alcohol heat, but itís very faint. Lingering roasted finish. Very nice imperial stout for a cold winter night.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Phil! Pours pitch black with a dark brown head. Thick and chocolaty. Another great stout from Hoppin Frog!
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle from the source into a hoppin frog brandy snifter. Pours a thicker black with just a thin but of grey foam. Roast, chocolate, light coffee, some oat. Bitter chocolate in the taste balances out the roast and sweetness of the malts. Thick, chewy mouthfeel. Lower carbonation levels. Very good.
bluejacket74 (1131) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch brown head that sticks around a while. There isnít much lacing at all. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, oats, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and a bit of dark fruit. It tastes like roasted malt, dark chocolate, oats, dark fruit, coffee, and a bit of Belgian yeast/banana. Itís certainly different compared to the regular BORIS. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís slick and a bit creamy with low carbonation. I like the regular and barrel-aged BORIS beers better, but this one is good too. $9.99 a bottle.
alexsdad06 (3824) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap somewhere around Jan 2013. Pours black with a medium sized tan head that was mostly lasting. The aroma has roasted malts, sweet, Belgian chocolate with some mild dark fruits. The flavor is all of the above with some honey and the dark fruits. A touch less body than the regular BORIS. Good, not great.
Tmoney99 (9605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Poured a black color with an average creamy brown head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate roasted dark chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Good complex roasted dark chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very good complex brew.
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at The Brew Kettle. Pours a nice BORIS colored black with a tan head. Nose is roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, and some fruity Belgian yeast. Flavor is similar- chocolate and roast with some coffee, but completely killed by the Belgian yeast and the fruitiness within. It turned me from a believer to a nonfan at that point. Medium in body and the mid to finish flavors just did not do it for me.
b3shine (3515) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to snifter. Looks good; pitch black with foamy mocha head that dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes solid; chocolate malt all the way. Good on the palate. Good beer!
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brew Kettle on 12/30/12. Pitch black in color with a thin tan head. Aroma of malt, banana and chocolate. Malty and chocolatey flavor with a hint of banana before a roasty finish. Probably the weakest of the BORIS offerings so far, but still a decent brew.
DrSilverworm (4018) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Snifter on tap at Neons for $8. Pitch black dark color, good brown head, some lace even. Good bigger body, lighter carbonation, chewier texture. Good chocolate roasty aroma, some dark fruit, light earthy hop. Good bitter sweet taste, alc well hidden. Light tart. Not the most drinkable but good and tasty to savor.